None of us are broken.
We all yearn to feel a sense of connection, belonging, worthiness, and feeling good enough. None of us are truly broken or in need of 'fixing'. Every single person I have ever worked with has had a profound story with excerpts of beauty and pain—and when each of these parts of us can feel seen and heard with equal amounts of compassion and acceptance, our capacity to be with what hurts grows so that we can thrive. Within each of us lies an abundance of resources, I promise.
I serve my clients in cultivating and/or reconnecting to their inner resources through somatic, trauma- and attachment- focused, yoga-informed psychotherapy and clinical consultation.
As an individual, I believe in the benefits of curiosity, playfulness, connection, and dancing on the edge of my comfort zone.
As a pracitioner, I balance excitement for current neurobiological research with a deep respect for the innate wisdom of the body. I blend 15 years of experience in the mental health field with the healing properties of somatics and yoga to support my clients' intention of healing trauma and living with vitality.
I always prioritize building a safe, inclusive, supportive environment where you can expect sensitivity, attunement and encouragement as you feel your way through newfound experiences.
I received an Honours Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in the Psychology Specialist program from the University of Toronto in 2008. In 2011, completing my Masters of Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. My deepening love of yoga led me to obtain my 200-hour Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training with DevaTree in 2015.
As a life-long learner, I am constantly reading, participating in courses/training, and exploring my own personal work (svadhyaya). I have specialized training and focus in nervous system health, restorative yoga, trauma-informed mindfulness, and Jane Clapp's Movement for Trauma (level 2). I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.